CHRONICLES
1982




Coty perfume Promotion
London

Photo: Richard Young
03/82


Arrest at Fiumicino
Rome
20/05/82


Arrest at Fiumicino / Maria
Rome
20/05/82


Blackglama Furs
Publicity

Photo: Bill King


Coty perfume
Publicity

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Pierre Hotel
New York
<>Photo: Ron Galella / Life
15/10/82
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Coty perfume
Publicity

<>Grand Hotel (Italy)
 Cover: Jo Richard
13/06/82


Fake photo of Sophia in jail
05/82


Cosas (Argentina)

06/82


FILMS AND FILMING


FILM PROJECTS


Tieta
Movie starring Sophia under the direction of Lina Wertmüller which was to begin on July 28. Sophia's lawyers say that the producers failed to meet her client's financial obligation.

Success
Announcement in June of an American movie project called Success to be shot in September with actor and director Burt Reynolds. The movie is never made.


MOVIE PREMIERES

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
TVE, Spain, June 16-17


AWARDS &
ACCOLADES

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (UK)
Sophia ranks 2nd Most Beautiful Woman of History.

National Italian American Foundation (USA)
Performing Arts Achivement Award, September 11

ENDORSEMENTS

Coty
Sophia by Coty is inspired by no less a personalitythan Sophia Loren.

Zyloware

Blackglama Furs


PUBLIC APPEARANCES

IAMANEH Benefit Gala - February
Sophia is in Gstaad, Switzerland, to attend a benefit gala for the International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health under the honorary presidency of baroness Edmond de Rothschild and professor Hubert de Watteville, who founded the association in 1977. The gala is hosted by Fernch actor Jean-Claude Brialy with the presentation of Dior Winter 1982-1983 Dior fur collection.

Perfume Promo in London
- April

Sophia is in London in April to promote her perfume which bears the slogan Every Inch a Woman. She refuses to give any interview precising she is in England to promote a new perfume and not to talk about her personal life.

Tieta Press Conference - July 15
Sophia meets the press at her Rome lawyer's office to discuss her jail term and the reason for pulling out of her film contract for Tieta (The Italian China Syndrome) which was to be directed by Lina Wertmüller. "Sophia is quoted as saying: "I am astonished and saddened but I am not to blame for what has happened and above all I reject the inept, offensive attempt to saddle me with the responsibility for the film's failure to be made."

N.I.A.F. Gala Dinner - September 11
Sophia, Lee Iacocca and Yale University president A. Bertlett Giamatti are all on hand at the Fourth Biennial Tribute Dinner of the National Italian American Foundation in Washington, D.C. Sophia is awarded the Performing Arts Achievement Award.

Perfume Promo in New York - October 15
Sophia is in New York City to promote her perfume. She lodges at the Pierre Hotel during her stay. The round of pre-Christmas promotion in shopping malls and large stores for bother her perfume and Zyloware glasses continues until Christmas with the arrival of both sons from Switzerland for the holidays they all spend at their California ranch.
She is at B. Altman's Manhattan store on the 16th.

MAGAZINE COVERS

Italy
Grand Hotel, Oggi, Stop
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West Germany
Frau im Spiegel, Freizeit Revue, Das Goldene Blatt, Neue Welt
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France

France Soir Magazine, Jours de France, Nous Deux Flash, Revue Chiens 2000, Télé 7 Jours, Télé Star, VSD


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Spain
Garbo, Hola, Lecturas, Semana
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USA
Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, National Enquirer

TV SHOWS

Dick Cavett Show- May 4
Guest on PBS talk show with host Dick Cavett.

The Today Show- October 19, 20, 21
Interview on NBC morning show by Gene Shalit.

EDITOR'S NOTES

Caserta Prison - May 19
Sophia decides of her own free will to fly from Paris to Rome where she is arrested upon her arrival at Fiumicino airport for tax invasion and driven to the women's prison in Caserta. She was originally sentenced to four months in jail but an appeal court gave her a one-month sentence and a 12-million-lira fine. Sophia has always denied guilt stating that she only did what her accountant told her to. Bouquets of roses and telegrams came in from supporters and other celebrities. Journalists and photographers from all over the world came to cover the story and get exclusive rights on Sophia's diary or pictures in prison. Her most touching visit happens when Aunt Dora and Uncles Mario and Guido came from Pozzuoli. The jail is in a former convent is run by 6 nuns. Sophia's single cell has pink walls, a bed, a small wardrobe, a table, a B/W television, a private bathroom and an unbarred window looking out on the prison's barren courtyard.

Kappa Fake Picture - May
The Kappa Photo Agency sells a fake picture - a photomontage from the film Una giornata particolare - of Sophia behind bars which is published in many magazines. After her release from prison, Sophia goes to Rome Justice Building on June 14 to give evidence on a charge that pictures of her at the prison windows were faked.

Caserta Prison - June 5
Sophia leaves the Caserta women's prison in the morning of June 5, freed under a court order after serving 17 days of a 30-day jail sentence. She drives away from the Caserta prison en route to her mother's house, in Rome, in a silver Mercedes escorted by four police cars. About her jail term, she says, "If you have to pay such a price to see your family, and to see your niece, and to see your own country, and to have your smile back in your face, I think, I think you can do it even though you suffer very much."

Goodbye to Pierre Balmain - June 29
Pierre Balmain, Sophia's clothes designer for The Millionairess, dies of liver cancer in Paris.

Hope Lithographs

Sophia personally autographs limited-edition lithograph called Hope for the World Federation of United Nations Associations which go on sale on September 7.


VSD (France)
27/05/82


Coty perfume Promotion
London

03/82


Press conference
Rome
15/07/82


Lithograph Signing
Geneva
08/82


Hope for the World lithograph
by Sophia Loren



Romilda's house
Marina di San Nicola
05/06/82


"Free SophIa" demonstration
Little Italy, New York
06/82

IAMANEH Benefit / Castet
Gstaad
02/82


Today Show
New York

19/10/82


Zyloware publicity


Coty perfume
Publicity



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